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Problem Conceptualization & Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical…

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Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-150
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
P O Box 1274 Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Problem Conceptualization & Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-S210
Award Amount: $67,459.00


The methods that has been historically developed and fielded for alarm and fault management in traditional communications networks do not provide adequate operational assurance for complex ad hoc tactical networks, especially for unskilled and inadequately trained operational personnel. Work on tactical network operations management that is proposed under A09-150 will use a novel approach that integrates the following key technologies: (a) Cognitive network and mission situation awareness; (b) Intelligent and highly visual network operator interface that is adaptable to the skill-levels of network operators; (c) Real-time spatio-temporal event correlation; and (d) Distributed multi-agent system (MAS) technology. These key technologies are embedded into the Multi-Agent Systems Based Situation Management (MAS-SM) architecture developed at Altusys. Our goal is to produce a technology that will significantly automate critical tactical network management processes, increase the cognitive decision-making power of network personnel and reduce the mission accomplishment time-frame. We have already shown an effective implementation environment for tactical situation awareness and decision support for the tasks that we addressed in the AFRL and MDA contracts using the Altusysf?T real-time situation management technology and distributed multi-agent systems (MAS) implementation environment. Our plan is to investigate the feasibility of using the same implementation environment for the A09-150 contract.

Principal Investigator:

Gabriel Jakobson
Chief Scientist

Business Contact:

John Buford
Small Business Information at Submission:

Altusys Corp
P O Box 1274 Princeton, NJ 08542

EIN/Tax ID: 810627388
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No